There are many ways of reaching out to a prospective employer but have you ever wondered why the cover letter is considered the most effective one? Why can’t we simply write a resume and be done with it? Or send in a few reference letters claiming how good we were in previous roles?
To be perfectly candid, cover letter offer much more than resumes or reference letters can. A resume is a great way of communicating your professional profile to an employer but unfortunately it doesn’t spell out your professional or personal standing. A reference letter is an awesome document that paints a rosy picture of who you are but unfortunately, fails to tell the tale from your own point of view.
A cover letter on the other hand makes your candidature strong since it is YOU who is at this end of telling your own story. This is why it is highly recommended that you write a cover letter that outlines you as the perfect candidate and send it along with your resume.
You may take ideas from the following cover letter sample written specifically for a security officer position
665 6th Street
Long Beach, MS 81021
Jerry @ email . com
April 9, 2016
Mr. Randy Austin
Darth Security Services
3002 Leigh Street
Long Beach, MS 88898
Dear Mr. Austin:
The word “security” brings to mind a hundred and one unfathomable feelings that can make us feel either threatened or completely safe. In order to contribute to the community’s safety, I would like to offer my services as a Security Officer at Darth Security Services.
Here is why I believe that I will fit the requirements of this position completely:
• Exceptionally well-versed in patrolling assigned areas and surroundings to detect signs of intrusion or misdemeanor and ensure community security at each step
• Demonstrated expertise in enforcing rules, policies and procedures and efficiently responding to emergency situations requiring security assistance
• Qualified to respond to fire alarms, hazards and disasters in a proactive manner to assist and maintain crowd control
• Documented success in operating a variety of screening equipment and technology to identify dangerous situations or people and reporting them immediately
My reference letters verifies the contribution that I have made in making the premises and people secure from external threats, and I believe that I can quite proactively replicate this at your organization. I will call you after 6 days to arrange a meeting convenient to your calendar. Until I get a chance of an interview, I am available at (000) 145-7454 to answer any questions that you may have.
Thank you for your time and consideration.